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Raziel Reid: Winnipeg Writers Festival event March 24 (Mar 2015)

Raziel Reid (When Everything Feels like the Movies) reads in Winnipeg on March 24 as part of a Winnipeg International Writers Festival event to celebrate the Governor General's Literary Awards.

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival has partnered with the Canada Council for the Arts in a public celebration of the Governor General's Literary Awards, our country's highest literary honour.

On March 24, three Governor General's Literary Award winners explore the trials and resilience of adolescence.

MARTHA BROOKS, a Winnipeg treasure (and a jazz singer as well as a writer), tells the story of a tough-and-tender runaway in True Confessions of a Heartless Girl (GG 2002).

SUSIN NIELSEN, famous for her ability to see the humour in dire circumstances, brings to life a family struggling to recover from severe bullying in the The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen (GG 2012).

RAZIEL REID, born in Winnipeg and now living in Vancouver, shares the triumphs and heartbreaks of Jude, a flamboyant (and persecuted) gay teen, in his debut novel, When Everything Feels Like the Movies (GG 2014). A featured book on CBC Canada Reads 2015, Raziel's book is generating country-wide controversy for its raw language and unapologetic sexuality.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7:30 pm
Salle Pauline-Boutal (main floor)
Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher, Winnipeg
Tickets: $10, available February 20 at McNally Robinson & through the festival website.